TRAVEL GUIDE - BREEDE RIVER VALLEY / ROUTE 62 - WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
nestled in the Tulbagh valley in the Witzenberg Local Municipality, with
the valley called "Die Land van Waveren" locally. Closest towns are Wolseley,
Prince Alfred's Hamlet, Gouda and Ceres in the Boland (Highland) district
of the Western Cape Province, South Africa.
The town has many notable
examples of Cape Dutch architecture, Victorian and Edwardian houses and
other buildings such as Die Oude Drosdy (the original colonial Magistrate's
complex) were built in the valley. Many of these lovely buildings were
destroyed in an earthquake in 1969 but quite a number did survive the catastrophe.
Map of Tulbagh
Street in Tulbagh is now graced by the largest number of original Cape-
Dutch, Edwardian and Victorian National Monuments in one street in South
Africa and is a major tourist attraction of the town to the present day.
Tulbagh is situated in a
bowl surrounded by imposing mountain ranges, with the Obiqua Mountains
to the west, the Winterhoek Mountains in the north and the Witzenberg Mountains
to the east. The valley experiences a mediterranean-type climate. The southern
side of the valley is open to cooling south-east winds during the hot summer
months. Accordingly Tulbagh enjoys some of the most diverse and attractive
conditions for viticulture in the Cape, and the differences in terroir
available to wine makers allow for a wide diversity of distinctive wines
of excellence, attributes which have attracted many new producers to the
B&B / GUEST HOUSES - BREEDE RIVER VALLEY, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
accommodation options in Tulbagh - Breede
Wine Lodge, Bed & Breakfast, TULBAGH
Situated in a tranquil country
setting in Tulbagh, South Africa, Manley Wine Lodge is a little piece of
heaven. Surrounded by majestic mountains, sweeping vineyards and
orchards, this is the perfect place to catch your breath and stay for a
while. Manley Wine Lodge is situated 1, 4 km from the historic town
of Tulbagh and surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery. Tulbagh,
famous for its historic buildings, is only 75 minutes from Cape Town.
The Guest Farm offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation consisting of four
large, stylish en-suite bedrooms, with fireplaces and superb mountain views
plus two luxury en-suite cottages with cosy open fireplaces and Victorian
decor which combines comfort and old world charm. There is a lovely
Gothic chapel for that special country wedding, a sunny breakfast room,
swimming pool, and thatched lapa with great barbeque area - all adding
to the facilities on this tranquil farm.
Country Inn, Guest House, TULBAGH
The Witzenberg Country Inn
is owned and managed by a committed husband and wife team who are dedicated
to providing warm hospitality and comfortable accommodation in the magnificent
Cape Winelands. The Witzenberg Country Inn offers outstanding bed and breakfast
accommodation in double en-suite rooms that all have TV, fans and heaters
and tea & coffee making facilities. Relax with a long cool drink
in our beer garden or air-conditioned sports bar and enjoy all the sports
action on DSTV. Summer is the time for unwinding on a shady patio
or taking a dip in the pool. In winter you could enjoy the appeal of snow-topped
mountains and a roaring log fire in our lounge. A cozy cocktail and coffee
bar is also available to guests.
(BREEDE RIVER VALLEY) HOTELS, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
accommodation options in Tulbagh - Breede
Boutique Heritage Hotel, TULBAGH
A classic, traditional,
family run hotel set in an historic building with unique character, atmosphere
and traditional charm where you can be sure of a warm Celtic welcome, great
comfort, excellent food and friendly efficient service in a relaxed setting.
The hotel has been newly refurbished to the highest standard and is situated
in the very heart of the historic and picturesque village of Tulbagh, which,
in turn nestles in a beautiful valley completely surrounded by majestic
mountains. Tulbagh is a renowned Heritage destination with 32 national
monuments. The Shamrock and Thistle pub, within the hotel, stocks
an extensive range of Malt and blended whiskies/whiskeys, as well as a
fine selection of beers, spirits and liqueurs. A special feature of the
Shamrock and Thistle is the huge open fireplace in the main bar area plus
a traditional wood burning stove in the adjoining lounge.
(BREEDE RIVER VALLEY) SELF-CATERING / HOLIDAY RENTALS - WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH
browsing accommodation in Tulbagh - Breede
If you are looking for very
private Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering accommodation in the Cape,
about an hour and a half drive out of Cape Town, The Dreamcatcher is a
wonderful retreat. You will enjoy an extremely tranquil stay, away from
the hustle and bustle of the City. The house sleeps minimum 2 or
max 6 guests in 3 double rooms, but whether you rent one, two or three
bedrooms, the whole house is at all times exclusively yours! You will not
be sharing with any other people. Dreamcatcher is situated 0.5km
from the historic town of Tulbagh (Church street) and only a 500m walk
to all leading restaurants. Enjoy the peaceful country atmosphere!
ACCOMMODATION - BREEDE RIVER VALLEY / ROUTE 62, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
is the largest town in the Breede River Valley. Located 120km north-east
of Cape Town on the N1 highway north to Johannesburg.
It is the administrative
capital of the Breede Valley Local Municipality and the hub of the Western
Cape interior's commercial and retail activity. Worcester was founded in
1820 after the amalgamation of two farms, Roodewal and Langerug and named
after the Marquis of Worcester; he was Lord Charles Somerset's brother.
Map of Worcester
is located at an elevation of 220m and lies between the Breede River and
the Hex River Mountains to the north. The surrounding valley is also the
largest wine producing region in South Africa, contributing almost
20% of the country's viticultural output.
Worcester experiences more
extremes of temperature than neighbouring Cape Town, as oceanic influences
are blocked by the Du Toitskloof and Slanghoek Mountain Ranges to the west.
The daytime maximum in summer averages in the low 30°C's, however,
some days in February can reach an excess of 40°C. Summer is generally
dry with the rare late summer thunderstorm, whilst spring and autumn are
shoulder seasons of pleasant temperatures ranging from an average 10°C
minimum to 25°C maximum, with the occasional rain shower
browsing Worcester accommodation - Breede
De Doorns Guesthouse, Bed & Breakfast, WORCESTER
Aan de Doorns Guest House
is a traditional thatched Cape Dutch farmhouse dating back to the late
1700. Accredited Highly Recommended by the AA travel guide.
Situated 7km from Worcester. Surrounded by vineyards, with magnificent
views of the majestic mountains. Ian and Wendy offer warm hospitality in
a tranquil setting. Relax in the hammocks under ancient trees by the pool
in summer or by the log fire in the comfortable lounge in winter. For your
added comfort, crisp white cotton bedding, down duvets and mohair blankets
for the cooler winter months, bath sheets and toiletries. Dinners
Rosa Bed & Breakfast, WORCESTER
Built in 1904, this gracious
Victorian house is surrounded by vineyards and the magnificent mountains
of the Breede River Valley - a region well-known for its superb wines.
Monte Rosa is also the only 4-star (Tourism Grading Council of South Africa)
Guest Lodge in the Breede River Valley. Monte Rosa Guest Lodge offers
you: Secure, off-street parking, Afrikaans, English & German spoken.
The elegant homestead takes you back to an era of brookielace-stoeps, Oregon
wood shutters & floors and is situated in a peaceful park like garden.
A spacious lounge invites you to relax while reading or listening to music.
On the cold days enjoy a glass of red wine at the open fireplace.
The en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have Victorian bathrooms.